Congrats to Island Partners Hawai‘i crew for blowing this site out in just a few days! This is a very deep site that was done with a number of IPH staff lead by Tony Vericella over a long weekend to make a key deadline.
Web Development Sprint
This site was a revamp of a 40-page site that we accomplished in our brand new development format we call a Web Development Sprint. In such format, we start by creating a “sandbox” development site, then import existing content followed by tidying up navigation structure and adding notes for non-technical participants to add content.
Non-Tech Folks Doing Site Content
Client staff are then invited in to take up content assignments as noted in the development site. We provide a web tech and content expert to help client staff through tough spots. Depending upon the amount and complexity of content, 1-3 days is typical for content crafting.
Once the Sprint is done, Client staff are invited to create a punch list for technical staff to handle. Once punch list is complete, the site is launched.
By non-tech staff participating in the Sprint, they’re not only getting your biz ahead, but also getting hours of practical hands-on training on web content crafting.
When to Launch a Site
These days, with clients able to manipulate their own site content, websites are “living” documents. That means you should launch your site as soon as its better than the existing site. You can make changes anytime, so just keep pushing the content out.
Congrats again to IPH for being among the first to do a true Sprint!